Giving shape and style to an old, oversized sweatshirt:
completely inspired by 3.1 Phillip Lim
|left: la garconne - collage by moi|
trompe l'oil plaid sweatshirt refashion: supplies
* an oversized plain sweatshirt (if you don't have an old one in your closet, Hanes are cheap!)
* small piece of knit fabric (optional - not needed if the sweatshirt is too long, in this case the extra length of the sweatshirt can be cut off))
* a Seam Ripper
* ruler and a white water soluble marker (Dritz Mark B Gone Combo Pack)
* scissors, thread of the color of your sweatshirt
* sewing machine
* Twin Needles Size 80 - 3.0mm (for the topstitching)
trompe l'oil plaid sweatshirt refashion: tutorial / how-to:
|separate the front of the sweatshirt using the seam ripper|
|surprises of the DIY: note how this sweatshirt is all twisted and badly cut: luckily, since it's really big, I'll be able to fix that.|
|Using the rulers and a water soluble marker, trace the pattern of the plaid|
I wanted to remove the logo of the sweatshirt (indicated with the " <---" )
and the front had a small hole that I circled around,
therefore the size of my plaid was determined by these two factors.
|write a number into the squares, and take a picture, so in case of a disaster, |
you know how to re-compose your pattern !
|cut along the lines|
Because my sweatshirt is really big and bulky, I used a piece of paper to trace the part of the armhole, and matching the shape of the other side of the sweatshirt (since the two sides are cut in a completely different way), then flip the fabric inside out, and cut along the pattern
|I cut two strips of navy blue heavy knit fabric (1-1/2" wide )|
|patiently, start to sew the pieces together, using a zig zag stitch with seams on the right side|
|re-size (if necessary) the back of the sweatshirt accordingly to the new shape of the front, and re-size the sleeves|
|place back the collar and use the twin needle for the topstitching -|
I did the twin needle topstitching also on the shoulders and on the waistband.
hope you like it!
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